user-experience Digest, Vol 16, Issue 1

Chris Messina chris.messina at gmail.com
Thu Jan 8 06:12:31 UTC 2009


OpenID as a "scent" word... I love it! ;)

Your feedback is very useful, Brian -- thanks.

This interface is similar to the IDSelector interface (which I find
equally confusing):

https://www.idselector.com/

Would be great if this list could be used for UI reviews of OpenID
implementations by folks in the design industry -- wow, that'd be
great! ;)

Chris

On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 5:36 PM, Brian O'Neill <spam at rhythmspice.com> wrote:
> That's a nice idea! Couple things and little nits if you want feedback (I
> think you did):
>
>
> * You aren't letting people Create an Account in this UI - so shouldn't the
> title really be "Log in using your Open ID"
> * I'm thinking Log in is probably more universal than Sign in but not sure
> (not used to seeing either one hyphenated)
> * I would try to make all the other logos disappear once a provider is
> selected and make the text label read something like "Enter your Google Open
> ID"
> * Partly why I suggest the above is that if this UI comes up near the bottom
> of a browser window and the entire box is not visible in the browser, it's
> possible the exposed text input field would not be "seen" to have dropped
> down. By removing the "noise" (the non-essential logos/icons) after
> selection, you help tell solve this scroll issue potentially, and clear out
> non-essential UI.
> * Also - given you have to signup for an Open ID (if I recall), what is the
> point of trying to mask that (e.g "users don't have to know what Open ID
> is")? I only use mine for Basecamp's product via AOL but pretty sure I had
> to sign up for it...even though I had an AOL handle...having the word Open
> ID is a definte scent word for me - I look for that on sites before I sign
> up. If it was hidden...
> * I am assuming the intent here wasn't to facilitate creation of your open
> ID account (on the provider of choice) but indeed, to log in to the right
> provider.
>
> Anyhow, it is a nice idea! I like that it's jQuery too which seems to be the
> most popular JS library these days.
>
> saludos!
>
> Brian O'Neill
> User experience and interaction designer
> http://www.rhythmspice.com
>
>
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>> Subject: Javascript OpenID Selector
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>> Thought I'd pass this along. I'm not convinced that this is the way to do
>> OpenID long term but I guess it'll work for now (until we develop
>> something
>> better than a series of popular US-centric OpenID provider icons):
>> http://code.google.com/p/openid-selector/
>>
>> Chris
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